So this whole Shadow-form increases damage from 20% to 25% buff was nice and all, but that just makes us better at what we already are good at, multi-target fights. The reason for this is that if you are correctly spec'd down the talent tree, the use of multiple dots will proc Mind Blast, and Mind Spike and make them instant cast spells, and in the case of MS it will increase MBlast casting time by 0.5s (stacking twice for an instant MBlast). Now I know simply buffing MBlast and MSpikes damage would offset Shadow in pvp, so here is my suggestion:
1. Increase EITHER MBlast damage, or MSpike damage. Single target, single-target spell, damage increase, dps increase, single target problem solved? This would have someone cry in PVP however so...
2. Increase EITHER MBlast or MSpike to do more damage when the matching dot is up only on ONE target. This will increase Single target DPS as well.
3. If both of the first two suck for PVP, then my next suggestion and probably my favourite would be to make Mind Flay proc MindSpike as well, just not instant cast however, but something like a shaman lavaburst, 100% crit, and it can stack with Surge of Darkness. The 100% chance however is only from Mind Flay. Or you can even make it you Mind Flay has a 5-15% chance to make your next MBlast or MSpike 100% chance. Something like that would be sweet.
4. Mind Spike can generate Shadow Orbs? Since DP is a single target dot. It would make sense to have a way to increase gaining Shadow Orbs so that you can apply the single target dot to the target more often and your mindflay benefiting more over time from have 3 dots up.
Something has to be changed because honestly the changes which there were barely any for the Shadow tree don't solve this problem. Single-target DPS is too damn low. A 10% damage increase buff (AHHH MAAAAA GAWDDD) is a joke. And the O-LA-LA insanity only works when you have all 3 dots up.
Thank you, let me know what you think guys. Just my opinion, I don't mean to make SPriest more OP, but something has to be done for single-target, they just suck.